Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our Eagles Nest

It's been a little like a zoo around here the last few months. Planning and preparing for a night with the women at church wasn't the only 'big' event taking place.

We were also helping Son #3 plan, prepare and carry out his Eagle Project...

Soon to be Eagle Scout

It took place at this historic church and the adjacent cemetery a few miles from our home...
Pleasant Home Church Gresham Oregon

I've blogged about this church before. And I mention it HERE...
Pleasant Home Church Gresham Oregon

It's a beautiful old cemetery where my great-great grandfather, his second wife, 2 of his grand-daughters and 1 (possibly 3) of his great grand-daughters are buried.

Pleasant Home Cemetery

Fellow Scouts, friends and family joined us on a Saturday morning to take photos of every headstone in the cemetery...
Pleasant Home Cemetery

Son #3 would then catalog and burn CD's for various organizations. {such as the local Historical Society and Caretakers of the cemetery}

Pleasant Home Cemetery

It had been raining but held out just long enough for everyone to get photos taken. And even a chance for me to take some 'fun' shots...

Pleasant Home Cemetery

I {LOVE} this old cemetery and glad Son #3 chose to do it for his project... Some of the headstones/markers are getting very hard to read {about a dozen were almost impossible to read}... It's nice to know there is a photo record of them now....
Pleasant Home Cemetery

And the awesomeness that followed this project!... Our Eagles Nest... Hubby {1983} with Son #1,{2005} Son #2, {2008} and Son #3 {2011}.


Good Stuff...

Hope everyone is having a Fantastic Weekend ! ooxx`jodi

30 comments:

randi said...

congratulations to your whole family! what a great accomplishment! something to be proud of, for sure!

connie said...

Very impressive! Congratulations also to the mother and wife who has supported them!!!

Lee D said...

Congrats to them all, what a great photo. As my family's genealogist I am very pleased to hear that a young person took the time to record history. Those cemeteries provide a lot of information to anyone doing research. Thank you. and Jodi your photos are always so unique and inspiring to look at. the old tombstones although not ledgible, might be rubable! some folks will take rubbings of the gravestones to reveal the information.

MARIA CRISTINA said...

The image of the lily call international attention to his post and discover the great work of the scouts of his family.
I am part of the scout movement in my city and I am proud.
A health from Tandil, Argentina.
Always ready!

sewfunbymonique said...

Congratulations! My son is 16 and getting ready to prepare for his Eagle Project that we hope he can finish over the Christmas break. So much they have accomplished!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations to the family - yes it takes the family to help with the accomplishment of Eagle Scout - I had two, so know how that all goes.

Marsha said...

Congratulations to all of the Eagles! My son earned his Eagle in 2000, at the same time I earned my Wood Badge beads, it was a great year! That was a wonderful project to document and save all of the history of the cemetary.

Jojo said...

what a wonderful accomplishment for your family. Congratulations!

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats on your wonderful Eagle's nest. That is a great accomplishment.
Kudos to son #3 for such a great Eagle project idea.

MSW Mom Jan said...

What handsome men you have in your life. :) That was a great idea for a project. I am very impressed. I am sure that will become a valuable tool for your community. Your sons will go great places in their futures I bet!

Jackie said...

Congratulations to your son!

What a neat Eagle project! Did he upload the information to any particular website or send it to any organization? I've thought of doing some genealogical research on my family and am curious about how the information is made available.

My son spent many years in Scouts - many of our family memories involve scouting. It's a fantastic organization.

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

Wow! What a good-looking group of guys you have there!
Thanks for sharing the cemetery pics - old cemeteries (and their stories) are also one of my passions!

Army Wife Quilter said...

wow that is a beautiful idea. How thoughtfull. when I have a little time I so some of my families geneology and that would be so helpful in getting lost information to those who would love to have it. Way to go eagle project idea.

KathyBB said...

That is a very thoughtful project which will have long-reaching effect. I shared this blog with my husband and we both send our congratulations to your son and his brothers and father for this.

Kristy said...

Handsome men you have in your family! Congratulations on their hard work. K-

Happybee said...

congratulations to your wonderful family!!!!

The Thompsons said...

What an awesome legacy of eagle scouts you've got going in your family! And let's be honest a lot of the credit of earning the eagle scout goes to the mom :)

Becky said...

Congratulations to all your fellers! What a wonderful project.

Carlie said...

What a great thing for your son's eagle scout project. Someone did this at my grandparents cemetery and it helped a lot in doing my genealogy. You have obviously done a great job in raising such a nice young man.

Gumbo Lily said...

VERY good stuff! You must be so proud. It is truly a beautiful cemetery.

Des said...

That's EXACTLY what my son did for his Eagle. It was the most rewarding thing ever. People still comment to him about it.
A good looking Eagle's Nest!!

corners of my life said...

A job well done by {handsom} son #3. You must be very proud of all your scouts.

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Yay! Congratulations! The photo of your husband and sons brought a tear to my eye. I'm a sucker for that sort of thing!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Congrats! What a neat project, I had to tell my husband because he loves old cemeteries. He is one of 8 Eagles in his family (!!), and none have done a project as neat as this, in my opinion!

patsy said...

this is truly amazing!

Congratulations mom!!!

MooseStash Quilting said...

What a beautiful cemetary, and a wonderful eagle project. Both my boys made eagle scouts, so I know just how much work goes into it from a parents side. It is quite an accomplishment, and something the boys will keep with them their entire lives. Congrats to your son and you!

suz said...

As the mom of an Eagle Scout, this was so nice to read and what a great project! Congratulations to your Nest and to you!

Debbie said...

I have 2 Eagles...my husband and our (only) son! Heartfelt congratulations to you all!

Teresa aka MarieSews said...

A bit late but I just stumble into your blog....Congrats to you, your husband,& the boys. Getting 3 to Eagle is no small accomplishment. You deserve a pat on the back at least. I also have 3 sons, 2 of whom have reached Eagle. The 3rd is 16.5 so we have one more Eagle project to complete in the coming year. Again, congratulations. Love #3 son's project!

FlyAwayHome said...

OMG! You should be so proud. Not many kids now days want to join the scouts; they have no idea what they are missing. Even thou they are having fun, secertly they are learning honor,integrity,dependablity,
loyalty, etc and turn out to be wonderful caring individuals.
Congrats to all!

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